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You have a very positive vibe in your music, providing words of encouragement and triumph to your audience. How important is it to you that you not only provide quality music, but music that can impact the life of the listener?
It's very important to me because I believe music can influence someone to make right or wrong decisions. For example, we cannot deny the fact that the hip hop culture has influenced a vast amount of our youths, as well as adults, worldwide.
You are leaving your own personal stamp in the music world and working diligently towards creating a new sub-culture called “hip-rock”. Where do you stand in the process of accomplishing your goal of legitimizing “hip-rock” as a new genre?
I have a long way to go. I have my local fans, but in order for me to fulfill my goal, I need to tap into the mainstream media, and that's not going to be easy. In this World, money talks, so I'm currently speaking with a few investors, as well as finding ways to create enough capital to promote and market my music exactly where its needed.
I've also been doing some training in acting, modeling and stage performance with a company called AMTC (Actors, Models, and Talents for Christ... http://www.amtcworld.com/ )... So New Lewi got an upgrade :-)
In this business it's very important to invest in what you feel you're called to do. I know I'm called to the arts and entertainment world, so I decided to invest my money in AMTC's training program. I finished the training and I'm now heading down to Orlando FL to perform at the Gaylord Palms Resort (hosted by AMTC). I have to do a few monologues, scene reads, cold reads, modeling and also performing one of my songs in front of a few VIP's. I believe that this will help me towards my goal... A dancer who calls himself, "Twitch", was on the show "So You Think You Can Dance..." And he came through AMTC. Tim Urban, who was one of the top 12 in American Idol, also came through AMTC as well. They (AMTC) have quite a few other successes, so I'm hoping that I'll be someone they can add to their success story as well.
Your musical accomplishments are stunning and you have received many accolades in such a short period of time. Are you surprised that by combining three musical genres (Hip Hop, Rock, Reggae) into one truly unique sound could have been so successful?
I always had a love for all kinds of music, but never thought of combining genres. Back in, I believe it was 2009, I had to work on a song for a, Welter Weight boxer by the name of Martin "Mardi Gras" Wright, and I decided to compose the song with a friend of mine, who's only produced rock music throughout his career. I wrote and produced the song together, and that was the beginning of what we called, "Hip Rock..." And since I'm originally from Jamaica, it's only right that I add some of my roots in the music.
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